Galactic Starcruiser Dining Experiences

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As you might expect, dining on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is nothing like you’ve experienced before. Disney combines the best elements of Disney Cruise Line dining with the unique flavors of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to bring guests meals like never before.

While there’s only one dining room, the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, you won’t have the same encounter twice during your stay.

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A voyage on the Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon is two full days combined, which includes five meals (plus one more on planet in Batuu).

Day 1 is lunch around arrival time and then a formal dinner.

Day 2 includes breakfast, lunch in Galaxy’s Edge, and then dinner before the finale.

Day 3 (which is really just departure) includes breakfast and farewell.

For the purpose of understanding the dining, it’s easiest to think of it as these three days.

Galactic Starcruiser Dining – Day 1

Welcome Lunch

Arrival time for the Halcyon begins at 1:00pm, so the Welcome Lunch in the dining room runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

While this might feel a bit late for lunch, we recommend you check it out anyway. You’ve paid for it, after all!

Sleep in a bit on your arrival day, have a late breakfast, and the later time won’t matter.

As guests come aboard the Galactic Starcruiser, they can head straight to the dining room for the lunch buffet.

This buffet is all you care to eat, and you pick up individual plates of food as you head through the line.

Building your own meal is easier this way, as there aren’t any serving utensils to fuss with.

Additionally, the food varies from the familiar to the intergalactic – allowing you to have the Galactic Starcruiser dining experience that meets your needs.

Welcome Lunch Favorites

Some of the most popular dishes include the Tikka Tip Yip and Paneer Flatbread, Sunflower Butter and Jelly Pod, and the Fire Melted Cheese Takeaway with Red Fruit Soup Dipper.

Tip Yip tastes just like chicken (because it is), and this flatbread is full of aromatics and warm spice flavors.

The green sunflower butter and jelly pod is ideal for kids or picky eaters, as it has flavors known to Earthlings. Such a cute pod is also a fun eat!

Finally, the Cheese Takeaway is similar to our Earth-bound grilled cheese – it just comes on a fun and delicious bubble waffle.

Strangely enough, the red fruit found in the Halcyon kitchens is just like a tomato (wink wink). You’ll love dipping your takeaway sandwich into your soup just the same as a grilled cheese in a creamy tomato bisque.

Another great option for the kids is the Tip Yip with Noodle Cheese – fried Tip Yip on top of creamy noodles in a cheese sauce. If this is the only thing your kiddos will eat, don’t stress about it. Remember, they can have as much as they would like!

For the vegetarians in your crowd, be on the lookout for the Chili-spiced Cucumber Garden Grow Greens. This unique take on cucumber salad has an Asian flavor that leans more to the savory than the sweet. Chili and sesame oils make for a smoky, spicy flavor, but nothing that will leave your mouth aflame.

Check out this video to get a live lunch review!

Galactic Starcruiser Dining – An Evening with Gaya

When you’re coming to the Crown of Corellia for your first dinner, you’ll want to treat it like coming to a dinner and a show.

For those who have had the chance to sail aboard the Disney Wish, this experience is similar to the Frozen dining rotation.

You’ll have your meal first, and then entertainment provided by Gaya, the galactic superstar from the planet Ryloth, truly setting the stage for your Galactic Starcruiser adventure.

There are plenty of other characters who attend this meal as well, which maintains the immersive feel of the voyage.


Food and certain beverages are included in your overall price for your Star Wars hotel experience. The complementary beverages include soft drinks, coffee, and tea, as well as both blue and green milk. That’s right – endless blue and green milk for all!

If you’re interested in trying one of the specialty cocktails, those will cost extra throughout the voyage, as well as some other nonalcoholic beverages. Just be sure to pay close attention to the menu – if there isn’t a price listed, it’s included.

One of the beverages we recommend is the Pod Chaser, the Star Wars hotel version of an Old Fashioned. The kick of orange made the drink stand out, but what we really loved was the chilled sphere served in the beverage. Not only does this prevent watering down, but the metallic nature of the sphere added to the Star Wars vibes.

We also recommend the Nysillin and Bubbles, their version of a gin and tonic. In addition to the zesty nature of the gin, the drink has hints of cucumber, lime, and thyme. The herby flavor plays nicely with the gin, and the other elements give the beverage a refreshing feel.

If you want something nonalcoholic, go for the Blue Milk Fizz. This takes the blue milk (which is a personal favorite), adds lychee, lime, and lemon-lime soda, and creates something unique and fun. If you have a non-drinker in the group, this beverage would be the perfect way to start your meal.

Dinner with Gaya

The main meal comes in three courses – the Bento Experience, your choice of entrée, and a delicious dessert.

If you’ve been to Ohana, you would be familiar with this style of eating for the appetizer round. The Bento Experience comes with three different dumplings. Each with their own colored wrap and distinct filling, alone with several dips and accompaniments to try.

The first dumpling is a Tip Yip filled with sweet and sour chicken, which goes perfectly with the Kaadu Cream dip or the Melahnese Curry yogurt.

Your second dumpling is a Bantha Beef, teriyaki beef cooked to perfection and ideal with the Batuu Spice topping.

Finally, you have the Flora Vegetables, an all-veggie potato and curry bun that pairs nicely with the gochujang dip. In addition to the Bento buns, you also have the Flora Noodle salad, a cold noodle option that is completely plant based.

You can get as much as you would like, substitute out different buns, or ask for more of any type of bun. Again, this is similar to family-style dinners at Disney World, where you begin with a certain serving but can ask for seconds. We recommend splitting the buns so everyone can get a taste, and then only asking for one additional serving. After all, you want to save room for dinner and dessert!

Chandrilla Chef’s Selections

You’ll choose one of the entrees for your main course. However, frequent cruisers will know if you can’t decide your server will bring you both.

The first option is a beef tenderloin served with mashed potatoes topped with a yummy tamarind glaze.

Second is the stewed shrimp made with lemon grass for a bit of earthy flavor.

A lobster cream and coconut lime foam top the shrimp, giving this dish island vibes. Heads up – these are not the famous blue shrimp from all the promos!

The last meat option is a Tip Yip chicken dish, bourbon glazed and served with red peppers.

For the plant-based members of your group, there are two options – Green Herbed Fluffy Rice and Surabat Spiced Flora. These two dishes have a bit of an Indian flavor, which aromatic spices rather than ones with a kick.

There is one dessert option, Jogan Fruit and Caramel Whip. This is a mousse-like dessert, coming in a mirror glazed pod and served with yuzu, passionfruit, and Cardellia Jelly. After such a hearty meal, it’s nice to have something lighter for dessert.

Get a full look at the dinner experience with this video:

For the Younglings

There is also a Younglings menu for those nine and under, which include their choice of appetizers, entrees, sides, and dessert.

For the appetizer, kids have the choice between a Flora Green Salad and Flora Rice Paper Rolls.

Both incorporate veggies, so this is a good way to make sure your littles are actually eating good food during your voyage!

There’s also an option for a seasonal fruit cup instead, but we recommend the rice paper rolls. They are delicious and crunchy, with a yummy sweet and sour dipping sauce.

There are four different entrée options – grilled chicken skewers, cheeseburger spiral dumplings, crispy chicken nuggets, and cheese pizza.

Kids can mix and match any of these entrees with the side options – green beans, buttered noodles, spiral carrots, fruit cup, and waffle fries. These items are largely how you imagine, except for the cheeseburger dumplings and the waffle fries.

Chedd-Cheesy Beef filled comes wrapped in soft Japanese style steamed buns, adding a different texture to familiar flavors.

Meanwhile, the waffle fries are literally shredded potatoes crisped in a waffle iron – but still crunchy and delicious!

Kids can try the adult dessert or a sweetened fruit salad, but we bet most kids will go for the warm cookies and white milk. Three warm, chunky chocolate chip cookies come with an adorable glass of plain white milk, along with a small chocolate coin garnish. Sometimes it’s the simplest items that are the most popular!

Galactic Starcruiser Dining – Day 2

When you wake up the next morning aboard the Halycon, you’re going to want to head to the dining room as quickly as possible.

This isn’t because the food will run out – you have a transport you need to catch!

Your second day includes an on-planet adventure to Black Spire Outpost, which is also where you’ll eat lunch.

The cost of your Star Wars hotel stay includes one voucher per person to use at Docking Bay 7, the quick service location in Galaxy’s Edge.

While there are plenty of other food options in Galaxy’s Edge, it’s important to know where to use that voucher! You can also use the voucher at other quick service spots in Disney’s Hollywood Studios – just be sure to read the voucher before placing your order.

All that being said, get up and moving to your breakfast buffet as soon as you can. Those transports have limited space, so you want to catch an early lift.

Breakfast Buffet

Crown of Corellia Dining Room is open from 7:00am to 11:00am on your first full day at the Star Wars hotel.

When you come in, a Halcyon crew member will guide you to your table, which expedites the process.

After you are seated, you can join the buffet line to get your meal.

Much like the Welcome Lunch, you pick up individual dishes and add them to your tray rather than serving from a large container.


The breakfast buffet includes soft drinks, tea, and caf (coffee), along with add-ins for hot beverages.

There’s also a juice bar with a good variety of options – orange, grapefruit, cranberry, and apple. Of course, we can’t forget the blue and green milks!

If you want something a bit more grown-up, or even just a specialty coffee, the drink menu from the evening before is available.

However, we recommend saving the alcohol until after your day in Galaxy’s Edge. The sun rays on Batuu are no joke! You don’t want to get dehydrated and have to cut your on-planet time short.

Galactic Starcruiser Dining Delights

To answer your biggest question – no, there aren’t any Mickey waffles.

However, there are waffles with the Chandrilla line symbol. These waffles are the same fluffy texture and have the same taste we know and love – they just aren’t Mickey. Think of the Lion King waffles over at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and you’ll have an idea of these.

There’s a solid variety of food in the Star Wars hotel breakfast buffet. You can get all your typical breakfast meats, including sausage and bacon, along with classics like scrambled eggs. The fruit platter is refreshing and delicious, a nice way to set off a heavier item. You can also get a variety of pastries all on one platter – a blueberry muffin, buttery croissant, and a sweet bun. These come with a small square of jelly and blue milk butter.

One particular item we loved was the Green Pearberry Toast, the Galactic Starcruiser version of avocado toast. A smooth swirl of avocado puree comes on top of a wheat toast disc, along with a garnish of fruit and greens. If you want a healthy yet hearty breakfast option, this is it.

Our other favorite was the Crispy Tuber Waffle, which was incredible. Fluffy, cheesy eggs come atop a huge crispy hashbrown patty, with a spiral bacon flower and a hollandaise-style sauce. This is a great item to split with someone else if you want to try several dishes. While it isn’t heavy, you’ll definitely fill up if eating it alone.

Onboard Lunch

If you aren’t planning to spend time in Galaxy’s Edge, there is an onboard lunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

This is also ideal if you eat your lunch on-planet early, and want a substantial snack before dinner that night.

I do want to stress – you’re paying for your day in Galaxy’s Edge. If you stay onboard the Halcyon, you’re essentially giving up experiences for which you paid. Think about that when you’re planning your second day!

As more parties set off into space on the Halcyon, there have been different reports regarding this lunch.

Some people say the lunches at the Star Wars hotel are the same on both days, while others indicate a distinction in the menus.

The fact is, you probably won’t experience the lunch on Day 2 anyway, so it won’t overly matter. However, if you’re planning to spend some afternoon time on board, we have some of our favorites.

The Kaadu Rib Bites top the menu choices. Hearty spareribs come in a sweet, sticky sauce with a zesty slaw on the side. The slaw works perfectly opposite the fat of the ribs, making it a perfect dish. An awesome plant-based option was the Marinated Seared Tofu, which came with saffron couscous, kalamata olives, a plant-based aioli, and puffy flatbread. Definitely more delicious and hearty than just a salad!

You also can’t go wrong with a Bantha Flatbread – a mix of cheeses pair perfectly with the balsamic vinaigrette and tasty beef.

Galactic Starcruiser Dining – Taste Around the Galaxy

Dinner for your second Star Wars hotel evening is a tasting menu with two appetizer rounds, your choice of entrée, and a dessert.

The Younglings menu is the same, but you should encourage your kiddos to also try the items from the tasting menu. Your server will bring as much as you need!


The first course is an assortment of Mustafarian Spreads and Breads, much like an Indian bread service.

If you’re a fan of Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, this bread course will feel familiar. Crisp naan, flaky bread, and even a galactic purple roll pair nicely with the spreads. Your dips include a whipped pimento cheese spread, a sundried tomato dip, and a chunkier Chandro relish.

Next course is the infamous blue shrimp, Iced Felucian Shrimp Cocktail. According to the sources, the blue color comes from soaking the shrimp in butterfly pea tea. One of the few naturally blue beverages, this provides the blue shrimp’s color without using dyes. It does also add a bit of a floral taste to the shrimp, which are served cold. If you’re not a cold shrimp person, this dish likely isn’t for you. However, aside from the tea notes, this is much like a normal chilled shrimp dish. The shrimp also comes with a specially made cocktail sauce and pickled mushrooms, which greatly enhance the shrimp. It’s definitely worth trying…and it’s ok if this dish isn’t for you.

Main Dishes

The first of the entrees is the Braised Bantha Beef Short Rib, which is our personal favorite. Succulent short rib comes with a sweet fig glaze, served with tuber puree and a simple salad. You’ll be glad for the greens with the richness of the dish – this is one where a bite of everything at once goes a long way. Next is the Seared Kashyyyk Whitefish, a shoutout to Chewbacca’s home planet. A flaky white meat fish comes seared to perfection and served with a butternut squash puree. Topping the fish is a yummy salsa of corn, lentil-like seeds, pea greens, and crisped bacon.

You can also request the grilled Tip Yip chicken if you would prefer, which comes on a bed of lentils and roasted veggies topped with a red onion vinaigrette. This dish is simpler than the other entrée options, but is a good substitute if you don’t eat either of the other items. While there isn’t a plant based option listed on the menu, you can speak to your server and work out an entrée that works for your party.


For this dessert, you’ll have a Chandrilan Air Cake, a chocolate cake topped with a Jogan fruit cream, and served with a Terateak fruit jelly. This treat comes in a fun circular shape to mimic the Chandrilan symbol, which is the star line from which the Halcyon hails. For a chocolate lover, the cake doesn’t disappoint! It wasn’t overly sweet but still had good chocolate flavor, and worked well with the accompaniments. We love a good fruit jelly or sauce with chocolate, so this is perfect for us.

Want a closer look at the dinner? Check out this video:

Galactic Starcruiser Specialty Dining – Captain’s Table

In the center of the Crown of Corellia Dining Room is the Captain’s Table.

This is a special, reservation-only, extra cost dining experience. In addition to the standard fare for the evening, you and your party also have the chance to try specialty dishes reserved for the captain.

The Captain’s Table has six courses, including a First Taste, Intermezzo, and Decadent Finale in on top of the other courses.

Special Courses

The items served during these extra courses vary from voyage to voyage, as they are chef specialties.

Your group will get a special Captain’s Table menu to indicate what you’ll expect throughout your evening.

One of the first tastes we’ve seen is a play on sashimi – sliced tomato on top of a fluffy bread pillow. This was an interesting experience, which ended up with the flavors of a caprese salad rather than any sushi or sashimi. However, it was still delicious!

An intermezzo is meant to be some sort of icy palate cleanser and can be sweet or savory. In our experience it was a miso soup shooter – chilled miso soup served in a long glass. This was definitely interesting, but worth a try. Since miso is usually served hot, this take was unlike anything we’ve had before.

For the Decadent Finale, these are small meal enders that usually incorporate chocolate. Ours were small petit for style chocolate covered caramels – with green caramel inside. If you can get past the color, these were delicious!

Drink Service

A special aspect of the Captain’s Table were the beverages. Each stage of the meal came with its own wine pairing, which was fantastic. If you’ve never tried pairing particular wines with foods, this experience will make you want to start. It is amazing to taste how the foods and wines work together and actually bring out the flavors of one another. You also have a complementary champagne toast with the chef – talk about fancy!

Want a closer look at the Captain’s Table? Check out this video:

Galactic Starcruiser Dining – Day 3

On your departure day, you’ll find the breakfast buffet in the Crown of Corellia.

This buffet goes from 7:00am to 10:00am – one hour less than the day before. Since the crew has to prepare for a new voyage, they need to get the current guests disembarked in a timely manner.

The breakfast on departure day was the same as the first, making it easy to grab your favorites. After your meal, it’s time for one last look around and then it’s off to Earth.

We know you’ll love your out of this world dining experience on the Galactic Starcruiser!

Grace Hoyos, Staff Writer

Grace is a life-long lover of all things Disney, particularly the parks at Walt Disney World. She is also an avid Disney Cruise Line enthusiast who regularly dreams of the white sands of Castaway Cay. Grace loves the fact that her Disney trips give her time to spend with her family, enjoy incredible food, and try new experiences.

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